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Jeff Chaves

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Jul 17, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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The term living water is found several times in the New Testament and it means something import to the desert dwellers of the Holy Land. Listen and find out about this import phrase.
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Jul 16, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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This week our subject is teaching people about God, “By the Way”. What does that mean and how do you do it? Listen all week to find out!
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Jul 13, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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This week we’ve focused on what it means to be a witness. Peter is a great example. He was a witness to so much and he definitely lived the Message!
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Jul 12, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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Actually the word witness has a deeper meaning for a believer. We look at Jesus’s use of Witness and find that it comes with a warning.
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Jul 11, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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The early followers of Jesus were certainly witnesses. They also wrote letters to encourage new believers to Be the Message. We look at 2 places where their instruction is valuable
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Jul 10, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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If God has done anything in your life, there really is only one response. We’ll look at several passages from the Bible that show us how to live it out.
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Jul 9, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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What does it mean to be a witness? This week we’re focusing in on what a witness is and does from the scriptures. It should challenge us to Be the Message!
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Jul 6, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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In our final episode from this week of prayer, we take a look at someone who lived a life of prayer. George Muller lived in England in the 1800’s and he was someone who understood what it means to Be the Message
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Jul 5, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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Jesus’s prayer is so simple but it is so deep. We continue to look at His model prayer.
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Jul 4, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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The disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. He gave them a very simple plan. What can we learn from this lesson?
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Jul 3, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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If Jesus was going to have you pray for something, what would it be? The answer may surprise you, because it may not be something you’re focused on.
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Jul 2, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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This week we’re focusing on prayer. Maybe prayer is hard for you? We’ll look at scripture and simplify the process.
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Jun 29, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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At the end of each week, we focus on a person who exemplifies our theme. This week we see a man who comes to Jesus at night to get his questions answered. Jesus’s Response is incredibly important, even fo us today.
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Jun 28, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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You may have heard that the Bible is a book full of contradictions. Is that true? How certain can we be that the Bible is really “the very word of God”?
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Jun 27, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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“Aren’t all religions basically leading the same way? Don’t they basically teach the same thing?” This seems to be a pretty common belief in the world today. But a close reading of the Bible with show us that there is something unique to the Christian Faith 
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Jun 26, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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Perhaps the most difficult question people ask is “How can God allow the pain and suffering we see in this world?” Maybe you struggle with this. How can we find the answer in the Bible?
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Jun 25, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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If you are going to Be the Message, you can be sure that you will get some questions. This week we’ll look at the most common questions people ask and some biblical responses. 
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Jun 22, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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“This one is just right.” So says the three bears story, but scientists use the term to show how planet Earth is placed in just the right spot. Could that be by chance or by coincidence? We don’t think so.
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Jun 21, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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Do you know how deep the depths of the sea are? The answer may surprise and inspire you. 
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Jun 20, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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Did you know that there are dozens of facts about our universe that are mentioned in the Bible? Some of which were not discovered until the last few decades!
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Jun 19, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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In Job it says the “morning star sings”. Is that just poetry or is there something more in this phrase? We’ll take a look in today’s podcast. 
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Jun 18, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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This week we’re looking at creation and marveling at the wonders that God has made. The more we know about the universe, the greater our view of God becomes. 
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Jun 15, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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If there is anyone who demonstrates the “go and tell” aspect of the Christian faith, it the man they call “God’s Smuggler” find out who in this podcast
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Jun 14, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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Jesus declares to Pontus Pilate that His Kingdom is “not of this world...” His people do not have a specific country but they need to go to all the world
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Jun 13, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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Jesus encounters a Samaritan woman at a local well and he tells her that “the hour is coming...” Find our how that new change is toward a “go and tell” faith for her people
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Jun 12, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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One shift from the Old Testament to the New is from Hebrew to Greek. This difference even gives us evidence of the change to a  “Go and Tell” faith
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Jun 11, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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This week we’re exploring the shift from the “come and see” faith of the Old Testament to the “go and tell” faith in the New. This will help us to see that on every page, the New Testament urges us to Be the Message!
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Jun 8, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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At the end of each week we find a person who is the example for our week’s theme. This time we find a person in the book of Acts who is all about others. 
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Jun 7, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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Paul is not the only one to give one another commands.We Look at Peter’s Letters and see he has the same instructions to treat one another well and encourage humilty. 
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Jun 6, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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This is one of the central themes of Jesus’s Message - Forgive one another. We find that it is commanded and is important to our walk. Without it we cannot have real unity
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Jun 5, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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At the heart of all the “one another” commands is call for unity. This time we find both positive and negative ways to view one another. If we don’t follow the positive, it will lead us to the negative and break the unity. 
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Jun 4, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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This week we’re looking at the command that include the phrase “one another”. The are more than 40 in the New Testament. They provide a guide to how we can Be The Message.
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Jun 1, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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This time we look at another table from Luke’s gospel. This one has lots of teaching and a diverse crowd gathered with Jesus.  
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May 31, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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It seems like Jesus loved to gather at the table, and while He’s there, He’s always teaching. What can we learn from this small home gathering?
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May 30, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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We can imagine that Jesus and the disciples often found themselves eating outdoors. We look at one meal that selves up some great insight on faith
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May 29, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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This week we’re spending time sitting at the table with Jesus. Who did He eat with? What did He say? Every time Jesus is invited to dine, we can learn something. 
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May 25, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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In the 1800’s God called a man to China to Be the Message. This time we will a person who lived out the global perspective of God.
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May 24, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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Paul lived to take the message to the widest audience possible. He teaches us how the global perspective worked in his life
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May 23, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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This time we look at the Psalms and find the global perspective even here. We find that we are blessed to be a blessing to all people
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May 22, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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God’s Message and His love was always intended to be for the whole world. Today we take it all the way back to Genesis to see the global perspective
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May 21, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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This week we focus on the Global message of the Gospel. Sometimes it feels like we can only “Be The Message” in a western culture. We find out how this message has always been for all people, everywhere.  
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May 18, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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All week we’ve been looking at sharing the things of God in the “by the way” moments of life. Today we’ll find an example of this from the book of Acts a disciple teaching by the way!
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May 17, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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Storm are all around us. But when we’re in a storm it can be very frightening, but it also can be a great way to demonstrate our faith.
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May 16, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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The Bible cautions us not to be conformed to the pattern of the world, but what does that mean? What examples can we see and share about this important concept?
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May 11, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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At the end of each week we look at a person who exemplifies our theme. This week it was all about questions, so we find someone who’s asks Jesus a question. 
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May 10, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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Sometimes Jesus answered His own question. In this case, the answer is actually not the response He’s looking for. Find out what point Jesus is making.
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May 9, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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Do you struggle with anxiety at times? Jesus uses three questions to help us get to the heart of what’s troubling us.
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May 8, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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We look at the Sermon on the Mount an find Jesus asking all kinds of questions. His teaching was difficult and the questions designed to have us look inside
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May 7, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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This week we’re looking at the questions that we find in the New Testament. Jesus often asking them so that his hearers will dig deeper into their spiritual lives.
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May 4, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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This week we’ve been focused on the reliability of the New Testament. Each week we choose a person who lived out the theme. This week it’s Timothy. Not only is he mentioned in the Bible, he lived it! He’s also charged to carry it on!
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May 3, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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It seems like there have been questions about the New Testament since the time of its writing. Today we find that it really does stand the test of time. 
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May 2, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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Another argument that is made against the Bible is that it has lots of contradictions. We look at a famous one and realize that it isn’t a contradiction at all
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May 1, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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One argument people have with the Bible is that it was written well after the events occurred. But there are several places where it was clearly the work of eyewitnesses.
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Apr 30, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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How sure can you be about the reliability of the Scripture? If you’re going to Be the Message, you need to be sure. This week we put to rest some common arguments against the Bible. 
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Apr 16, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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This week we’re focusing on prayer. Maybe prayer is hard for you? We’ll look at scripture and simplify the process.
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Apr 13, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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Each week we’re going to find an example of someone who demonstrates Being the Message. We start with Luke. We’ll see how his life can be an example!
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Apr 12, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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What is your story? If we’re following Jesus, He should be a big part of that. If we want to Be the Message, it means reflecting Christ in us
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Apr 9, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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In episode 3 we look at Jesus’ words about “abiding” in Him. It really means to “be” with Him. What does that look like in life today?
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Apr 8, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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This is the first episode in our podcast designed to be an encouragement on your Christian Walk. We introduce what the plan is for your daily encouragement 
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Apr 8, 2018 Jeff Chaves
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In the second episode we look at what the Message is. Of course, as Christians, we’re supposed to be about the Gospel - the Good News!